Noms.

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The only place to get good Hawaiian comfort food in Seattle is at Kauai Family Restaurant in Sodo. I need my fix at least twice a year.

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Lau lau and macaroni salad are my favorites. If you mix everything up on your plate, you simply can’t go wrong.

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Cakes of Paradise is a simple cake shop adjacent to Kauai Family Restaurant. Paradise sells cakes and some Hawaiian favorites, like local macadamia nut shortbread cookies. Their namesake desserts are light, spongey sheet cakes with pudding-like frosting that are sold in their entirety or conveniently by slice (so, there’s not excuse not to try at least a few varieties).

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Their rainbow cake is the best!

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Salmon tacos.

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BLTA at Oddfellows.

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Beautiful summer fruit bowl.

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Root vegetable hash.

Recently.

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Fourth of July brunch at Oddfellows on Capitol Hill.

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New additions this Summer on the Seattle University campus.

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First sail of the summer.

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Hidden: Von Trapp’s, Canon and Lark.

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Our new favorite delivery (I know I say this all the time) is Henry’s Taiwan in the International District. Fresh and authentic Taiwanese Food. Taiwanese food delivery? I’m a believer now.

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Penny bar at Sam’s Tavern.

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(Successfully) Made this chicken recipe. Crispy chicken thighs; mmm, mmm, mmm.

Vancouver, BC: Yaletown.

We spent an afternoon in Vancouver and started at the Yaletown SkyTrain stop. Yaletown is full of boutique shops, restaurants, bars and fitness studios; it reminds me of Fremont or Ballard when you compare it to Seattle. After a fifteen minute walk and a nearly paralyzing, but brief, rain storm, we made it to Robson St. for shopping and lunch.

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A beautiful birth mark on this little one.

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High rise living.

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A beautiful local park.

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Many residential complexes had ground level entrances unique to each unit. I wish Seattle had more homes like this. Cute and quaint.

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SkyTrain.